pressedufour

Presse Dufour, Design & Letterpress - New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana · 1426 Sales

pressedufour

Presse Dufour, Design & Letterpress - New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana 1426 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(412)

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Note from shop owner Bienvenue! I am out of the studio at this time, but will return soon. Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

www.presssedufour.com / karen [!at] pressedufour.com

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

Bienvenue! I am out of the studio at this time, but will return soon. Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

www.presssedufour.com / karen [!at] pressedufour.com

Karen Dufour

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Karen Dufour

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(412)
Molly W

Molly W on Jun 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I have ordered this stationary before, and came back to reorder as a gift for my mother in law. It's gorgeous and a great present. I will be ordering more in the future I'm sure!

3tsi

3tsi on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So much detail! Printed flawlessly, all the fine cables and cross-beams look sharp. Unique story on the back. Nice cardstock. I'm sending these with some Folio Society sci-fi books to my graduating cousin.

3tsi

3tsi on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very fine detail printed flawlessly. Soft to the touch, yet sturdy and very tailored card & envelope; they are subtly textured.

3tsi

3tsi on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Elegant: Fine detail (exacting fine lines running up the post, patterned borders on the base), nice cardstock, and a fun story on the back. The lampshades are a nice pale blue (not dull grey).

Maryann Hoyt

Maryann Hoyt on May 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second time making this purchase. I absolutely love these cards. The quality of letterpress is outstanding!

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About

Bringing It Full Circle

Presse Dufour is a one-person design and letterpress studio based in the heart of New Orleans. My letterpress goods are carefully hand cranked, one at a time, on my vintage Vandercook flatbed cylinder proof press. I specialize in custom printing, from wedding invitations to business cards and personalized stationery. I also hand draw, design and print a line of cards, postcards and limited-edition prints.

There is a connection between my graphic design, artwork and way of living: simplicity. My first graphic design job was during college in an offset print shop. I loved collating, burning film, listening to the rhythm of the presses, and taking in the smell of fresh ink. After working as a graphic designer for many years, a serendipitous introduction to letterpress reintroduced me to everything I love about design and paper. Letterpress printing marries my desire to design, yet also work with my hands.

Both natural and manmade landscapes have been my interest since childhood, like the bayou once behind my childhood home in New Orleans East, the rows of pylons or factories which surrounded it, the trees in St. Tammany Parish, or the architecture of the greater New Orleans area. I am drawn to represent my surroundings—those mysterious, quiet and subtle scenes my eye and conscience are drawn to. Along with my affection for the Gulf South and anything old, I am inspired by our years living in London and our travels in Europe. Works have also stemmed from living in Austin, Texas.

Through my work I like to give back to my local community. I’ve recently supported The Gulf Coast Restoration Network, Team Gleason, Crescent City Schools, and many other great local organizations.

www.pressedufour.com

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Shop members

  • Karen Dufour

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Proprietor

Shop policies

Last updated on August 16, 2013

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
Items in stock are shipped First Class USPS in a rigid mailer within 1-3 business days. Custom orders are shipped within 2-4 weeks of purchase, depending on my schedule.

::: A note about International shipping ::: International orders are shipped First Class, and do not include delivery confirmation, tracking or insurance. The buyer should be aware that occasionally delays occur, and delivery time can take up to 4 weeks. Priority Mail International offers insurance and delivery confirmation, with an approximate delivery time of 6-10 business days, but is not guaranteed. Please contact me if you would like to ship your items USPS Priority (domestic or international).
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me as soon as possible. I'm more than happy to help.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM PRINTING
I specialize in custom printing—business cards, invitations, announcements and stationery. I can work with your ideas, start from the drawing board or you can choose elements from an existing Presse Dufour design. Please contact me for an estimate.

WHOLESALE
I welcome wholesale inquiries. Please contact me with your request.

LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Due to the nature of letterpress printing, you may notice a slight color variation from piece to piece. Solid areas may appear darker or lighter depending on the design. The beauty of letterpress is that each item, printed one at a time, is truly unique. I am a perfectionist at heart, and strive for consistency in my printing.